The Canadian colonial state and the disappearance of Indigenous children – the continuing repercussions

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The recent discovery of unmarked graves containing the remains of Indigenous children has shaken Canada over the past few months, highlighting the veil that has been thrown over both the atrocities of the past and the current vulnerable situation – stemming primarily from the colonial context – in which Indigenous children and adults find themselves. […]

A landmark ruling for environmental rights in Ecuador

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Nine girls from the Ecuadorian Amazon and their respective communities of origin won their appeal before the Sucumbíos Provincial Court of Justice, in which they had asked the State of Ecuador to assume its environmental responsibilities to ban the practice of gas flaring and to bring reparations to thousands of affected local and indigenous communities. […]

“Horrified” MEPs demand Bolsonaro Stop Amazon Deforestation Amidst Covid-19

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Humanium has facilitated the writing of Open Letter which was sent by 20 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to the Brazilian government on 1 March 2021. In the letter, which demands an end to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, MEPs condemned Brazil’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic as “failed” and urged immediate action for the […]